This is a nice little stool/footrest, but it is NOT brown. In fact, there is no brown anywhere on this item. The wood finish is antique black and the fabric is a dark burgundy with a gold and black line make a diamond pattern. All very nice, but no brown. However, it was very easy to recover the seat and with less than $10 of very nice upholstery fabric I turned it into the stool color I needed. I have found you have to be very wary of the color descriptions on this site.